BTEC Sport & Exercise Sciences

Course Overview

This is a two-year level 3 course totalling 60 credits, with the first year programme being made up of three compulsory units and 30 credits. The units are: human anatomy, exercise physiology and sport psychology. In the second year of the course, there are a number of optional units that can be taken from a wide variety of topics and in previous years has included; sports injuries, coaching in sport, current issues in sport and nutrition. 

Entry Requirements

There are no special entry requirements to do the Sport and Exercise Sciences course. The standard entry requirement to college is required- three grade 4's and two grade 6's. An interest in sport practical, theory and science is also beneficial to successfully undertake this course. 

Employability

Many of the students go on to establish their own placements when they are at Cadbury or university. A lot of students undertake coaching in the local community in their own time with football, rugby and gymnastics being recent examples. Rotherham Titans RFC, and QPR Football Club are current placements for ex-students. Some students take up placements with local gyms including Fitness First and 24/7 gym.

Qualification
Course Outline

Components of Course

  • Module 1 Human Anatomy
  • Module 2 Exercise Physiology
  • Module 3 Sport Psychology 
  • Module 4 Coaching
  • Module 5 Contemporary Sport Issues
  • Module 6 Sport Injuries

Assessment
There is on-going assessment via the course teacher through assessments and unit assignments. Marked work is then verified for standardisation by EDEXCEL later in the academic year. In summer 2019 there will be an external exam set by EDEXCEL.

Coursework 50%
There is coursework for this subject. It is internally marked, but samples of marked unit work are sent for verification each year around Feb-March. EDEXCEL decide the unit and volume of students work to be moderated on a year to year basis. 

Examination 50%
There will be examinations that are externally set and marked by Edexcel and these will take place in the summer term of 2019. The exam results will contribute towards a student’s overall grade classification (Pass, Merit or Distinction).

Exam Board
Edexcel (Pearson).
 

Sheniqua Brotherson

"I am currently in my first year of BTEC sport and exercise at Cadbury College. The subject is highly engaging and informative and is going to be key for me to go to university and study Physiotherapy"

Sheniqua Brotherson

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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